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Developing Successful PR Crisis Response Plans


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: September 16, 2020
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Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Crisis Management
  • Public Relations Management & Company Reputation
  • Conclusion
  • Q & A
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: September 16, 2020

Description

In today's world of social media, bad PR travels fast. To combat these situations, the best offense is often good defense. Legal teams, marketing and PR teams and firms must work in tandem to swiftly handle negative attacks against them. Industry leaders know that this requires a well-reasoned crisis management plan, and one that involves multiple key teams to be effective.

This program was recorded as part of ALM & Corporate Counsel's Annual General Counsel East Virtual Conference East on September 16th, 2020.

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Panelists

Abigail Harris

Director of Content, Global Leaders in Law
ALM Media, LLC

Abigail Harris is the Director of Content, Global Leaders in Law at ALM Media. 

Kavi Reddy

Co-General Counsel
Brunswick Group

KAVI REDDY IS CO-GENERAL COUNSEL OF BRUNSWICK GROUP, A STRATEGIC ADVISORY FIRM FOCUSED ON CRITICAL ISSUES AT THE CENTER OF BUSINESS, POLITICS AND SOCIETY. KAVI HANDLES CONTRACTUAL ISSUES, LITIGATION, EMPLOYMENT MATTERS, REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE MATTERS, RISK ASSESSMENTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (AND MORE!).

PREVIOUSLY, KAVI WAS VICE PRESIDENT, DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL OF GIZMODO MEDIA GROUP, PUBLISHER OF GIZMODO, DEADSPIN, JEZEBEL, JALOPNIK AND MORE. KAVI WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BUSINESS, ADVERTISING, SPONSORED CONTENT, COMMERCE/DEALS, PRODUCTION AND LICENSING AREAS OF GMG, AS WELL AS FOR THE ONION AND THE ROOT, AND PROVIDED COUNSEL TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS ON FIRST AMENDMENT, DEFAMATION, RIGHT OF PUBLICITY, COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE, SOCIAL MEDIA, LITIGATION, NEWSGATHERING AND FOIA/ACCESS ISSUES.

KAVI WAS DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL OF GAWKER MEDIA AND PRIOR TO THAT, COUNSEL AT NBCUNIVERSAL, HANDLING REALITY TELEVISION-RELATED WORK FOR BRAVO, OXYGEN AND STYLE, AND LATER, CONTENT ACQUISITIONS FOR USA, SYFY, CHILLER AND CLOO.

KAVI GOT HER START AS A TRIAL LAWYER, ENJOYING 7 YEARS AT BOIES, SCHILLER AND FLEXNER AND IS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL AND WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY.

ADDITIONALLY, KAVI SERVES ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF BOWERY BABES, AN ORGANIZATION DEVOTED TO MAKING DOWNTOWN NYC A BETTER PLACE TO RAISE A FAMILY.

Christopher Lalan

SVP & DIRECTOR OF THE LEGAL DIVISION
POPULAR BANK

CHRIS LALAN IS SVP AND DIRECTOR OF THE LEGAL DIVISION FOR POPULAR BANK IN NEW YORK, NY, WHICH IS THE $10 BILLION OPERATING BANK OF POPULAR INC. [NASDAQ: BPOP], A PUBLICLY TRADED BANK HOLDING COMPANY THAT RANKS AMONG THE 50 LARGEST U.S. FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

CHRIS LEADS POPULAR BANK’S LEGAL TEAM IN SUPPORTING STRATEGIC INITIATIVES, GOVERNANCE, ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT AND CRISIS PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE, AMONG OTHER THINGS.

HE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE BANK’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM.

India Boulton

Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs
T-Mobile

India Boulton is Vice President of Legal Affairs at T-Mobile. India provides legal guidance to senior executive management and others on a variety of strategic and operational issues including advertising, sales, customer care and public relations.

India earned her bachelor of science in journalism with an emphasis in business communications from the University of Kansas and her juris doctor from Washburn University School of Law.


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